For Soper, pitching to industrial prospects is a full-time job

Woodford County has landed three significant new plants in the last 18 months. If the companies do all they’ve promised to get state incentives, they’ll bring 626 jobs and $117 million in new investment to a county better known for thoroughbreds than factories. Some of the credit for that success is due to an unassuming former banker named John Soper, an independent contractor who works full-time to attract jobs to Versailles, Midway and Woodford County.

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Mark Johnson, an advocate for AIDS awareness, speaks at the 25th Annual AIDS Walk.
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Mark Johnson speaks at AIDS Walk

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